The cumulative effective of ‘rolling’ roads can have a sapping effect on the legs. In their “skills and techniques” series, British Cycling offer tips for enjoying a tough day in the saddle.
Riding the Rollers.
The choices are simple when posting a club ride on Strava – the road is either mostly flat, rolling or ‘killer’ climbs – so if in doubt, rolling it is!
But somehow these routes can seem to take the greatest toll – the route around the Isle-of-Wight being a case in mind. This useful article from British Cycling doesn’t offer any miracles, but common sense tips to keep the legs ticking over and ensure that everyone in the group enjoys the ride.